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Follow our tips on landscaping your manufactured home

Add some color to your home and make the exterior as inviting as the interior with landscaping. When it comes to manufactured homes, landscaping and planting trees or flowers can really make your home stand out while also providing many other benefits. You’ll learn about these benefits below and we have a few ideas to help you get started.  

Reasons to Add Landscaping Around Your Manufactured Home

Designing and creating your perfect yard may seem like a lot of work, but the end results are always worth it. Besides beautifying your home, there are many other reasons to add landscaping to the yard of your manufactured home.

Make Your Home Unique

When you start planting flowers and adding shrubs around your home, it will look like no one else's! Adding landscaping is a great way to make your home stand out and gives you an opportunity to show off your style.

Create Shade with Trees

During the summer, sunlight coming into your home can make it warmer than you’d like. To keep inside temperatures lower, plant trees outside of windows where they can provide shade and block direct sunlight. Your home will stay cooler and you can even save on your electric bill because you won’t have to keep your air conditioning on all the time.

Add Privacy with Trees and Shrubs

Besides helping with too much sunlight, trees and shrubs are also a great way to add privacy to your home. Depending on how close your neighbors are, adding natural barriers is a much more pleasant way to maintain your space. The trees will give you the privacy you want without resorting to unsightly fencing.

Add Curb Appeal

With some plants added to your yard and around your home, the curb appeal of your manufactured home will only increase. Landscaping will help your home stand out with pops of color and beautiful greenery. Not to mention, depending on the layout of your landscaping, it can even make your yard seem even more spacious.

How to Landscape Your Manufactured Home

Once you’ve decided to landscape your home, here are a few ways to get started.

1. Get Approval, if Needed

Depending on where you live, you may need approval before beginning your landscaping project. This approval will let you know things like the types of plants you can have or any guidelines that need to be followed for the neighborhood. Contact your community manager to find out if there are any restrictions on landscaping in your community.

2. Start With Potted Plants

Potted plants are an easy way to get started with your landscaping project. Because they don’t need to be planted directly in the ground, and are instead contained within a pot, they can be easily moved. This allows you to try different layouts and even different types of plants before committing to planting them.

3. Add Trees and Larger Plants

Since trees take up more space in your yard, plant them first. By having them planted early on, it will help dictate the layout of the rest of the yard. Trees will also serve as the main focal points of your landscaping and can be both ornamental and functional.

4. Plant Shrubs and Bushes

Whether you’re using them for privacy or to add greenery to your yard, bushes are a simple way to fill in space and maintain a uniform look. Most shrubs grow quickly so you won’t have to wait long to enjoy the benefits of putting them in your yard.

5. Fill in With Flowers

With the trees and bushes in place, you can then plant flowers. Adding flowers to your landscaping will bring in some much needed color and is where you can really make your home stand out. Flowers can be added along sidewalks and driveways, around trees, or on their own in a flower garden.

Manufactured Home Landscaping Ideas

Whether you’re starting from scratch or already have some landscaping in place, it helps to have a little inspiration. Below are a few places you can find ideas on layouts or the types of plants to put in your yard.

Your own Neighborhood

Drive around your community and look at the landscaping your neighbors have. When you do this you’ll be able to maintain a theme with the rest of the neighborhood and you can get an understanding of which plants work best in your area.

Pinterest

When it comes to getting inspired, it’s hard to beat Pinterest. You can find hundreds upon thousands of pictures of landscaping for every type of yard and home. Get started with this manufactured home landscaping page and see where it takes you!

Landscaping Blogs

There are a number of websites devoted to landscaping, remodeling homes, or both! Check out sites like Mobile Home Living for ideas on how to decorate your home and HGTV for everything from planting a garden to designing an outdoor living space.

Start Your Manufactured Home Landscaping Project

With our tips and recommendations on where to get inspired, it’s time for you to start on your landscaping project. Have any extra tips or want to share your yard? Leave a comment below!

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